I have been employed as a proofreader for over 40 years and have gained enormous experience.
Serving my time (apprenticeship) as a compositor during the hot metal years I progressed through the changes in new technology, gaining two City & Guilds certificates from Napier College in Edinburgh.
Once married, I spent 17 years in 'The Scotsman' newspaper and moved on to the financial sector working night shift for Williams Lea.
Black Wednesday put paid to that employment and I am presently working with APS group, who recently won the Scottish Government contract from my previous employer, RR Donnelley.
I have proofread most types of documents from business cards to medical documents containing hundreds of pages, illustrations, tables, charts, graphs, etc. Previously I read books in foreign languages, examination papers for Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Northern Ireland Universities, and publications such as Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Urology, etc.
I am approaching retirement age and am looking to work from home in the near future. This venture would be ideal for me.
Fit, conscientious, articulate and a real perfectionist to detail, I have a great eye for spacing, layout, etc. and feel I would be of great benefit to your needs. I think I can honestly say that I am one of the last 'old-fashioned' proofreaders left in Edinburgh who still knows how to spell, punctuate, hyphenate and lay out a page as it used to be done.